What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Monday, April 18, 2011

Linkee-poo is so good to me

Six Signs You're Not Ready to Be a Professional Writer. Making with the funny to mask the knife he's sticking in you. Ouch. (Pointed to by Miranda Suri). While I agree with the majority of what's said, the Writer's Block thing, I only agree with halfway. When I've experienced writer's block it's been because I need to write something one way and either the characters want to go a different way or I don't want to write it (like killing a few hundred people to create landing space for an invasion, but is in reality a head-fake). The section "Linking Writing And Commerce Makes Your Butthole Itch" is pretty much my previous post on not being an "artist" with the day thing. Also, keep in mind, he's talking about when writing is your day job. Unlike most of us to whom writing is what we love, but not what pays the bills.

Dear Russian IM spammers, just stop, okay? I'm tired of clicking "Deny" for your multiple requests to connect. My finger hurts.

In case you happen to think that designers just make pretty pictures, we're pretty savvy when it comes to cognitive theory as well. Again, this is a part of why we're not artists. While artists will incorporate these theories (especially from the surrealists and forward, although Impressionism is very good use of the brain's pattern imaging to make sense of what we see).

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